PHP Developer

PHP Developer

Durban, SA
Salary: Competitive

The Role

Jellyfish is looking for a PHP Developer to work within our Durban office. If you enjoy coding, sharing ideas and love being part of a collaborative team within a growing international agency, then this is the role for you.

Jellyfish is a diverse digital marketing agency which means you’ll work on anything from simple content managed websites to advanced mobile apps and lead generation projects.

Day to day you’ll be working with our dedicated Project Management team and internal studio at our head office here in Reigate. You’ll be responsible for building and maintaining different applications and sites for our external clients and several Jellyfish-owned products and services. We add to these all the time so there’ll always be new challenges to work with.

Like the sound of us? And are you someone who can bring fresh ideas, fizzing energy and a hands-on can-do attitude to where we work (and how we work?)

If so, we should be talking.

Before we do, take a look at the key skills we’re looking for. If it still sounds like the role is made for you, then get in touch today.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain a good standard of coding and adhere to the same conventions as the rest of the team
  • Leave code better than you found it (and fully commented)
  • Test your code, be it client or server-side
  • Be willing to take ownership of projects and to present your proposed solutions to the wider team to non-technical staff
  • Jellyfish developers tend to work in a DevOps capacity and you will be expected to reach a degree of competency in maintaining your own development server and migrating work in progress to UAT/testing servers
  • Ability to perform effectively to tight deadlines, work well both independently and as part of a team
  • A proactive attitude to problem solving and an understanding of the role of development in a creative environment
  • Be willing to work in a research capacity – to find and test and critically review open-source frameworks and technologies
  • Open, honest and direct, is comfortable in giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Mentor junior developers and ensure they become good team members with good communication and that they follow code standards

Experience Required

  • Experience of PHP (knowledge of PSR standards is a bonus)
  • Experience with back end frameworks and/or content management systems such as:
    - Laravel / Lumen
    - CodeIgniter
    - WordPress
    - Drupal
    - Joomla
    - Magento
  • Experience with JavaScript (APIs / jQuery / AngularJS) a bonus
  • Experience Linux command line and maintenance (software installations, log files and basic server administration)
  • Experience with Git / GitHub / Subversion
  • Robust experience with Databases or Key-Value stores (MySQL / MariaDB / MongoDB) including command line usage
    - Working knowledge of database normalisation
  • Effectively conduct code reviews and mentor junior developers
  • Working knowledge of XML/JSON and using 3rd party API’s
  • Good communication skills for client interaction
  • A working understanding of Apache / Nginx virtual hosts

Key Attributes

  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Self-motivated with a sense of ownership
  • Flexible, versatile and copes well under pressure
  • A team player with high energy
  • Educated to degree level in Computer Science or equivalent
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